Reality television is full of awkward encounters. But was there ever one so strained as the moment Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville walked into a party at Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR restaurant, only to see waitress Scheana Marie — the woman who Brandi’s ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian, cheated on her with — standing across the room, tray in hand? Once she spotted Brandi, however, Scheana quickly and graciously cut a quick exit before things could get really weird.
That was last season. This season, there’s no more running away. As the previews have shown, Brandi and Scheana will soon have an emotionally charged, brutally honest sit-down about their unfortunate connection.
Several months back, we spoke to Scheana about Vanderpump Rules, the new SUR-based spinoff in which she’ll co-star. Of course, we also had to ask about Eddie and Brandi. Speaking exclusively with Wetpaint Entertainment, she comes clean about her unknowing role in the affair…and what she regrets most.
Wetpaint Entertainment: What was it like seeing Brandi at the SUR party?
Scheana Marie: Had I known she was going to be there, I wouldn’t have worked that night. But I was happy to leave. I feel bad enough about what happened — I didn’t want to make things worse.
You admit to dating Eddie. But the whole time you were seeing him, he never told you he was married?
No. And he never wore a ring. I was only 21 at the time — I was naïve and trusting. I met this guy who was cute and seemed great and it never occurred to me he wasn’t who he said he was.
How did you eventually discover the truth?
You have to remember, this is before Googling people was regular thing. So I didn’t do a search for him online or IMDB him. We spent a lot of time together. He met a lot of people in my life, my family and my friends.
Do you have regrets?
Of course. I would never knowingly get involved with a married man. If I could go back in time, I would have handled things very differently. But again, I was 21 and very naïve. He never wore a ring and I never thought to question it.
What are your thoughts on Brandi?
She looks like she’s moved on and I’m very happy for her. I feel horrible about my role in what happened. No one deserves to get cheated on.
What about you? Have you moved on?
I have a great boyfriend who makes me really happy. He’s wonderful. And I double-checked…he really WAS single when we met!
Listen to Scheana’s single “What I Like” on iTunes or through her website Scheana-Marie.com.
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